Monday, August 8, 2011

[TRANS] 110803 [Interview #2] Kim Jaejoong, “What Do Junsu-Yoochun Mean To Me? They Are The Reason I Live

Kim Jaejoong is cold? Prim? Quiet? If that’s what you thought of him, we ask you to forget that Kim Jaejoong, trapped by the image of an ice prince.

◆Kim Jaejoong is an ice prince? … “Though I may look cold, I have a hidden approachability”

Contrary to his cold and distant appearance, Kim Jaejoong boasts an approachable character and many personal connections. Popular Japanese group W-inds’ Keita and Yamashita Tomohisa, one of Japan’s greatest idols, have both revealed that they are close friends with Kim Jaejoong, bringing their friendships into the spotlight.

When we brought up the fact that Yamashita Tomohisa said, “I want to release an album with Jaejoong,” Kim Jaejoong smiled and said, “It’s just a passing comment. He always says things like that,” and showed off his close friendship with the Japanese celebrity. What interested many was the fact that Kim Jaejoong returned from the ‘Park Ji Sung and Friends’ soccer tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a new friend, soccer star Jung Tese. The two frequently talk on Twitter and have kept their tight friendship alive till now.

What is the secret to his ‘amazing sociability’? Kim Jaejoong said, “It’s kind of weird for me to call it ‘amazing sociability’, but I think I’m the type of person who has an appearance that most people feel unfamiliar with,” and “If people like me approach others first and we get to know each other, I think we become friends quicker. There are many times when people are surprised because I don’t act the way they expected me to, and we end up talking and becoming friends.“

He smiled and continued to say, “I wouldn’t call it approaching them first, but it’s more like trying to be the first to say hi. There won’t be anyone who will refuse to greet you back if you initiate it first,” and “There have been lots of people who told me that I’m very different from what they thought I would be like.”

◆What is JYJ to Kim Jaejoong? “I live for Junsu and Yoochun”

There are two names that make Kim Jaejoong smile brighter. They are none other than his fellow members Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun. Whenever their names came out during our conversation, Kim Jaejoong tended to smile and laugh more.

Kim Jaejoong is registered as a member of FC MEN, of which Kim Junsu is the captain. But Kim Jajeoong has yet to step foot on the pitch. Regarding this, Kim Jaejoong jested and said, “I participate only in name. The captain put in our names as Yoochun and Jaejoong the soccer players but he’s never once used us in a match.” He burst into laughter after setting an attack on Kim Junsu as he said, “We’re nothing but a promotional strategy.”

At the end of his spell of laughter, Kim Jaejoong said, “But I love Junsu,” putting a sweet end to his tale and showing his affection for his fellow member.

Kim Jaejoong is the oldest of the three members of JYJ. But he depends on his younger members as much as they rely on him. When this interview took place, Kim Jaejoong was suffering hard from the sudden cancellation of JYJ’s appearance on a Jeju special program.

We asked Kim Jaejoong what got him back on his feet when he was worn out, tired and wanted to quit. And this brought us straight back to his members.

“Of course, it’s our members. I think it would have been too hard if I had been walking down this road alone. It’s only possible because I’m with Junsu and Yoochun. We split our pains in three and share our gains equally in three. I want to place great meaning on the fact that we are together, no matter what we do. The same goes with our fans and staff members.“

What do the two members mean to Kim Jaejoong? He wasn’t able to answer this question easily and thought about it for quite a while. After much thought and consideration, he turned the place into a sea of laughter when he parodied a commercial as he stated, “Ah, they’re great. But I can’t think of a way to pinpoint what they mean to me exactly.” When the laughter died out, Kim Jaejoong gave us his sincere confession.

Actually, it’s hard to explain what those two people are in my life because they mean so much to me. Nothing can compare to them. They’re kind of like my arms in a way. You can’t live without both arms, right? Like that, I’m able to live because I have both of them by my side.”

His voice seemed to shake and his throat clammed up as he expressed what he felt about his two younger members, Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun. But soon, Kim Jaejoong found his cheer once more as he discussed the right arm, left arm and body of JYJ.

The name of Kim Jaejoong’s first domestic drama is ‘Protect the Boss’. So what would Kim Jaejoong like to protect?

I want to protect and carry on the relationship that I have with our members right now. And I want to cherish and protect all the music, performances and memories from our debut till now. And I want to keep as many of our fans around as possible (T/N: He’s using the double meaning of the word, which could mean keep or protect, depending on the context. This explains the laughter at the end).(laughter)”

Source: [joynews24]
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  1. This made me cry. JYJ HWAITING!!! ><

  2. when they talk about member, i really hope, he can mention homin...but it look impossible...jyj n homin right now...difficult to say.. i really miss them...joking around and caring toward each other

  3. even he dont mentioned Homin, but deep down in his heart, i hope there's still Homin... 5TVXQ Eternally~!! JYJ/HOMIN Fighting!!!

  4. "We split our pains in three and share our gains equally in three."- Jaejoong

    "When we’re in joy, the joy is multiplied by 5, while when we’re in sorrow, the sorrow is divided to 1/5, we are really fortunate."- Yunho (2009)

    This makes me wanna cry.. I just want the lawsuit to end and DBSK to be reunited.

  5. I'm soo proud to what a great person he has become! :) AMAZING

  6. Anonymous, August 9, 2011 3:12 AM

    I really liked what u pinpointed... DB5K hwaiting!!!

  7. @Anonymous, August 9, 2011 3:12 AM:

    that's exactly the same YH quote that I thot about too when Jae said that=)